Tamika Rivera is a Brooklyn based artist and human rights activists who creates pieces that invokes the curiosity of modern day artifacts. Rivera explores her own heritage, and social complexities, which allows her work to transcend through space and time while threading the spirit of human consciousness.Tamika's mission is to spread healing through creation. Inspired by the human experience, nature, and native cultures around the world she is guided to create one of kind modern sacred objects. She is currently working on large scale fiber sculptures that will be exhibited in 2016-2017.
Rivera’s work has been published in the LA Times, Pulp Lab, and has shown at Cooper Hewitt museum Design Store, Wanted Design, Arts Restore LA: Hammer Museum, Makers Market at Sculpture Park NY, and the Architectural Digest Show. She has worked on multiple social, art and design collaborations such as Gahaya Links dedicated to help women’s economic empowerment in Rwanda.Rivera was recently accepted to an artist residency in Oaxaca Mexico to study indigenous embroidery and create new series of sculptures to be exhibited in NYC.
Cuyo By Tamika Rivera,
Cuyo meaning “light”in Taino , is a line of sustainable adornments/art for home and to wear. Tamika's playful approach to sculpture and design is an expression of the light that is seen in all-living things. Making creations with a purpose in hopes that each person connects to the radical radiant light in each piece and in ones own heart. Connecting to the bigger family is what cuyo is all about. Reaching out to all Artists,star seeds,artisans,dreamers,creators,light workers around the world to come together and create a more sustainable future.
We are Brooklyn artists that love to create and travel! This labor of love that we call TAPA (kaendl) is our way to travel in our own town. Each scent is based on a place we traveled together. All candles are made by hand, 100% soy wax, essential & natural base oils and poured into a re-useable drinking glass. Our candles are all reiki-infused, made in small batches keeping them fresh and full of healing energy.
Enjoy the journey…
love light your way!
Tamika created Therapy (2001-2009), an artist community market place and healing center in Brooklyn NY. She is a certified shamanic Reiki practitioner and has studied Celtic, Siberian, and South American shamanic practices with Llyn Roberts and John Perkins. She has a private practice, teaches creative workshops, and has volunteered her services in Switzerland, France, NY, Mexico, California, and Arizona.
shop Cuyo @
Cooper Hewitt museum store-nyc
various art shows,Design markets and online
Shop TAPA (kaendl)@
people of 2Morrow -Brooklyn
The clay -pot-Brooklyn
Warm NYC-Nolita NYC